Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Himalayan Odyssey...

(http://nepaltraveller.com/home/blog/15)
Photo by Alonzo Lyons in Rukum, Nepal

The Last Seduction of Buddha?

Your worst enemy cannot harm you
As much as your own thoughts, unguarded.
But once mastered,
No one can help you as much.
-Siddhartha Gautam (also known as Buddha, The Dhammapada)
The Last Seduction of Buddha (http://realitysandwich.com/321855/the-last-seduction-of-buddha-jungle-rumble/)
Photo by Alonzo Lyons at foot of Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Planet Low Standards...?

'Fast and Furious 8 Is the Biggest Global Movie Opening, Ever (http://www.thedrive.com/news/9346/f8-of-the-furious-breaks-global-box-office-records)

Have you ever heard of Operation Mockingbird?

The United States Senate investigative committee led by Idaho Senator Frank Church and officially titled “Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities” uncovered disturbing evidence concerning Operation Mockingbird and delivered the following conclusion:

"The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets…. In examining the CIA’s past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public. The second is the damage to the credibility and independence of a free press which may be caused by covert relationships with the U.S. journalists and media organizations.”

This assessment is more than forty years old. Imagine the dangerous advancements in stealth and deception since that time.

Even more alarming are President Truman's damning words about the anti-democratic syndicate that he helped set up-- 

I think [the creation of the CIA] was a mistake. And if I'd known what was going to happen, I never would have done it. 
Why, they've got an organization over there in Virginia now that is practically the equal of the Pentagon in many ways. And I think I've told you, one Pentagon is one too many.
Now, as nearly as I can make out, those fellows in the CIA don't just report on wars and the like, they go out and make their own, and there's nobody to keep track of what they're up to. They spend billions of dollars on stirring up trouble...They've become ... it's become a government all of its own and all secret. They don't have to account to anybody.
That's a very dangerous thing in a democratic society, and it's got to be put a stop to. The people have got a right to know what those birds are up to. 
...you can't do any housecleaning because everything that goes on is a damn secret... Secrecy and a free, democratic government don't mix.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Viva la RevoluciĆ³n y Revolucionar la Vida

Maybe crybullies are punch drunk from swilling too much corporate media Kool-Aid? 
The sock-puppet groupspeak of the Hive Mind is becoming more and more unhinged. 





Saturday, May 6, 2017

Nexit?

Exploiting poverty to extract wealth (and social status through Virtue Signaling, e.g., ‘look at me Fakebook friends – here in Nepal for 'Disaster Recovery')?


Nepal is failing through indefinite aid and not in spite of it. This Himalayan nation needs freedom from crocodilian ruling cronies, cancerous bureaucrats and an interfering aid cadre. They are abetting each other and are the biggest beneficiaries of the ‘aid’ they promote and that oozes into and through their offices, hands and pockets with but a trickle if anything left remaining for the people for whom it was targeted. The general population is suffering for lack of opportunity with chronic poverty and a host of other ills and lethal side-effects of dysfunction, corruption and malfeasance.

"The rich have markets, the poor have [cannibalistic, dysfunctional] bureaucrats [abetted by self-serving, deadbeat donor darlings]" -W. Easterly, Researcher of Development Economics, NYU, author of The Tyranny of Experts

Time for a Nexit from the crony ruling class and deadbeat donor darlings? The crony socialism of Nepal’s aid paradigm in collusion with the ruling class gangsters has failed on a massive scale causing enduring harm. Hasn’t six-plus decades of indefinite aid brought enough devastation to the people and culture of Nepal (even more than war, even more than natural disasters)?

Aid entrepreneurs, especially ones without language and culture skills, please consider ceasing and desisting. “Let my people go!” cries Dr. Dambisa Moyo, author of Dead Aid, about indefinite aid in her home country of Zambia.


Can the ghastly destruction of a people, culture and country abetted by indefinite 'aid' intervention by foreign donor darlings continue much longer without total collapse after decades of misguided 'aid' and centuries of ruling class domination (i.e., caste apartheid) that the 'aid' abets?

"Do not go abroad to slay dragons that you don't understand" -John Quincy Adams, 6th US President

“Aid undermines what poor people need most: effective government.” -Angus Deaton, Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Sciences, 2015

“The problem of poverty is not a shortage of experts. It’s a shortage of rights...the most important factor in lifting people out of poverty is allowing free markets and entrepreneurship to flourish...when there's an environment of universal rights for poor people, for citizens of a society, then that does indeed make technical solutions happen." -William Easterly, Ph.D., New York University Professor of Economics, author of The Tyranny of Experts

#Nepal #Nexit #GlobalDev #CronySocialism #DeadbeatDonorDarlings #deadaid #boondoggle #aidcorrupts

Friday, May 5, 2017

"The incompetence is mind numbing..."

“The incompetence is mind numbing...The UN/INGO people I encountered were frequently out of touch…anachronistic in their thinking at best and arrogant and incompetent at worst.There is NO accountability in the UN system or international humanitarian system.
[The local people] wanted to help themselves...they are experiencing UN/INGO fatigue...”
-Chelsea Clinton, excerpted from a letter to her parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton, reporting on the state of humanitarian intervention and foreign aid in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010.

Nepal is not different and perhaps even worse off after six decades of indefinite aid that has devastated the people of Nepal, devastated the economy and the country more than any war or natural disaster.
Since the quakes of 2015 the ruling cronies and aid agents have only consolidated power -- meanwhile the real people of Nepal endure chronic poverty and endless suffering.
The people and culture are dying. Dozens of Nepalis return from perilous migrant work abroad every month in body bags for lack of opportunity in Nepal, lack of opportunity and jobs that begins with corruption in the ruling gang aided and abetted by an indefinite aid paradigm.
The ruling class cronies and aid agents are the biggest beneficiaries of 'aid'. Most aid agents have little to no language skills and scant cultural understanding. Still, they typically enjoy a lifestyle in the top echelon of the society they traveled overseas to change.

"The rich have markets, the poor have [cannibalistic] bureaucrats [abetted by deadbeat donor darlings]" -W. Easterly, Researcher of Development Economics, New York University

“Aid undermines what poor people need most: effective government." -Angus Deaton, Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Sciences 2015

"Let my people go!" -Dambisa Moyo, Ph.D., Economist and Author of Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way

"The best road to progress is freedom's road." -John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America

#Nepal #Haiti #GlobalDev #DeadAid #deadbeat #donordarlings #NepalQuakes #AidCorrupts #SaveNepal